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aka GARGANDI SNILLD
UK: Soda Pictures
Cast: Bjork, Sigur Rós, Steindor Andersen, Bang Gang, Ghostdigital, Minus, Mugison, Múm, Nilfisk, Eivör Palsdóttir, Quarashi, Sigur Rós, Slowblow
Director: Ari Alexander
Countries: Iceland / Denmark / Netherlands
Language: Icelandic (English subtitles)
UK: 87 mins
UK Certificate: 12A contains infrequent strong language
UK Release Date: 16 December 2005 (Limited Release - London)
If Iceland is the hippest destination, then Icelandic music must be the epitome of cool. SCREAMING MASTERPIECE is a look at the Icelandic music industry that is on the verge of achieving global cult status, not least to a host of bands with unpronounceable names.
Espoused by the likes of the Foo Fighters, Billboard Magazine and Damon Albarn this film takes us on a journey from the eccentric melodies and ancient poetry to the modern era of electronica, hip-hop, thrash metal and, the country's ambassadors, Björk and Sigur Rós. You know when you witness the president of a country host a party at his house to celebrate rock that you have a pretty inspirational documentary on your hands; coupled with an exclusive Björk interview, archival footage of her previous incarnations as well as a climatic spectacular New York concert, SCREAMING MASTERPIECE is a hot piece of musical history.